John Locke: Essays on the Law of Nature : the Latin Text with a Translation, Introduction, and Notes ; Together with Transcripts of Locke's Shorthand in His Journal for 1676

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 292 pages
This is the standard edition of John Locke's classic work of the early 1660s, Essays on the Law of Nature. Also included are selected shorter philosophical writings from the same decade. In his 1664 valedictory speech as Censor of Moral Philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford, Locke discusses thequestion: Can anyone by nature be happy in this life? The volume is completed by selections from Locke's manuscript journals, unpublished elsewhere: on translating Nicole's Essais de Morale; on spelling; on extension; on idolatry; on pleasure and pain; and on faith and reason. The great Lockescholar W. von Leyden introduces each of these works, setting them in their historical context. This volume is an invaluable source for Locke's early thought, of interest to philosophers, political theorists, jurists, theologians, and historians.
 

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Contents

ESSAYS ON THE LAW OF NATURE
1
Gabriel
82
ANALYTICAL SUMMARY
96
affirmatur
98
NaturAE NEGATUR
105
LOCKES VA LE DICTORY SPEECH
218
INTRODUCTION
246
INDEX
85
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W. von Leyden was formerly Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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